SPOTLIGHT ON Etihad Airways

Our friends at Etihad Airways dropped by recently to update us on numerous developments on the ground and in the air.

Here are some of our favourites.


Did you know that if you fly to the US from Abu Dhabi on Etihad, you can pre-clear US immigration before you board your flight, all from the comfort of Terminal 3 in Abu Dhabi Airport?

When you arrive in the US, simply pick up your bags and go.


On Etihad’s A380, First and Business Class paseengers can relax in The Lobby, a lounge area located between the First and Business cabins.

With a leather sofa, table and a TV screen, The Lobby is designed for relaxing and socialising.


For a limited time, Etihad customers can explore Abu Dhabi on the way to their next destination with a FREE two-night stopover!

CLICK HERE to see how Etihad’s brilliant free stopovers program might work for you.


Etihad Airways and award-winning lounge provider No1 Lounges has introduced The House lounges in Sydney and Melbourne.

Complimentary entry is offered to Etihad Airways Business and First Class passengers, and to those travelling in The Residence. Gold and Platinum members of the airline’s Etihad Guest frequent flyer program and Business Class and First Class travellers ticketed on codeshare partner services operated by Etihad Airways will also eligible for access.

Sarah Bush, Director of The Travel Authority Group, hit the skies again recently, flying long-haul with Etihad Airways, and she visited The House in Sydney.

Here’s what she thought of it.


Did you know that Etihad’s First & Business Class passengers enjoy chauffeured transfer services between Abu Dhabi Airport to and from anywhere in the UAE operated by the airline’s fleet of Mercedes Benz cars.


Etihad offers a comfortable, complimentary Etihad Coach & Airport Transfer service between Abu Dhabi Airport and Dubai or Al Ain. The service offers comfortable seating, on-board entertainment, mineral water, and refresher wipes and mints.

Passengers are required to book their transfer services online up to 24 hours before their flight.


Did you know that when you travel to Abu Dhabi with Etihad you can access to all kinds of attractions with The Extraordinary Abu Dhabi Pass?

Just keep and present your boarding pass at participating venues to gain access to discounts at a range of restaurants, spas and attractions!

For more information, simply leave us a note in the form below, or CALL US to discuss your specific requirements.

We’d love to hear from you.

WE KNOW: Etihad Business Class

Sarah Bush, Director of The Travel Authority Group, hit the skies again recently, flying long-haul from Sydney with Etihad Airways.

This trip enabled Sarah to experience a few things for the first time. Those being a first visit to The House lounge at Sydney Airport, and a first time flying during Ramadan.

Observed by Muslims, Ramadan is a month of fasting, prayer and reflection. Sarah wondered how flying during Ramadan might influence the service offered by a Middle-Eastern carrier.

Very little, it turns out.

“Save for a special Ramadan offering on the in-flight menu, you wouldn’t even know. Those not fasting enjoyed the full service of F&B on the ground and in the air”, reports Sarah.

Ramadan continues until 04 June, 2019.

On board, Sarah found the hardware comfortable and practical.

“Mine was a good, comfortable business class seat with decent size TV, a nice little amenity pack, and plenty of storage for books, glasses, laptop and shoes”, says Sarah.

And The House lounge?

“The House is a lovely space of tranquility. There’s loads of casual seating and a beautiful little restaurant with proper tables, cutlery and napkins, and a good snack menu served directly to you by very friendly and welcoming staff”, Sarah reports.

The House is a new lounge brand launched by the airline in collaboration with No1 Lounges to create a ‘stylish and contemporary airport lounge experience in keeping with Etihad’s design and guest experience philosophy.’

Sarah flew on an Etihad Boeing 777-300ER, and was seated in seat 10C.

For more information and to book your next flight with Etihad, simply leave us a note in the form below, or CALL US to discuss your specific requirements.

We’d love to hear from you.